Thursday, 21 October 2010

Formal Hall Menus Michaelmas Term Week 4

Halloween Formal Hall is on Saturday 30th October

Vegetarian Feast Night Formal Hall
Monday 25th October

Amuse Bouche
Mini Aubergine Spring Rolls
Soy sauce
Haloumi Tandoori
With carrot pachadi
Soddon Socca a la Terre à Terre
Chickpea pancakes with Warm Caponata
Marmara tapenade and orange, thyme and saffron dressing
Praline Coated Milk and Honey Ice Cream
With strawberry soup

Feast Night Formal Hall
Tuesday 26th October

Smoked Mackerel and Trout Terrine
With saffron potatoes and aioli

(V) Celery and Apple Salad
With Stilton dressing and toasted walnuts
Elderflower Sorbet
Haunch of Venison Sous Vide
Caramelised red cabbage, pea puree, Anna potato and game jus

(V) Tomato, Spinach and Basil Sformatino
Caramelised red cabbage, pea puree, Anna potato
Warm Vanilla Rice Pudding
Raspberry-thyme jam, and pecan ice cream

Feast Night Formal Hall
Wednesday 27th October

Wild Mushroom Ravioli
With a white wine, Parmesan and spinach cream sauce
Honey Roasted Confit of Duck
Moroccan couscous, wilted greens and pomegranate jus

(V) Ratatouille Baked Tomato
Cashew kibbeh crust, Moroccan couscous, wilted greens
Cinnamon-Spiced Doughnuts with Cinnamon Milk Puree
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Formal Hall
Thursday 28th October

Watercress and Potato Soup Crème fraiche and chives
Grilled Free-Range Chicken Niçoise Rösti potato, candied aubergine, baby onions, courgettes, tomatoes and olives

(V) Aubergine and Mozzarella Croquettes Niçoise vegetables
Crab Apple and Walnut Crumble
Crumble ice cream

Formal Hall
Friday 29th October

Grilled Sea Bass
Basil sauce, watercress and radish salad

(V) Aubergine and Mozzarella Croquette
Braised Beef Steak sous vide
Dauphinoise potato, wilted greens, baby carrots and caramelised shallot jus

(V) Celeriac, Camembert and Prune tart
Warm lentil vinaigrette, Dauphinoise potato, wilted greens, baby carrots
Warm Chestnut Cake
With chocolate sorbet

Halloween Formal Hall
Saturday 30th October

Heirloom Tomato Tart
Niçoise olive tapenade, mixed leaves and basil vinaigrette
Pork Steak sous vide with Garlic and Rosemary
Celeriac puree, rösti potato and mint jus

(V) Smoked Tofu Wrapped in Cabbage
With ratatouille-tomato and basil salsa
Chocolate Delice with Salted Caramel
Malted barley ice cream

Formal Hall
Sunday 31st October

Red Mullet Soup
With tapenade

(V) Leek and Potato Soup
Garlic and Rosemary Marinated Rump of Lamb Sous vide
Baby carrots, crushed peas and broad beans, crushed new potatoes and mint jus

(V) Goats Cheese and Polenta Tart
Caramelised onions, Baby carrots, crushed peas and broad beans, crushed new potatoes
Treacle Sponge Pudding
Custard ice cream and treacle syrup


  1. October seems to have lost a day...

  2. Is the Halloween Formal going to be fancy dress like the one at Downing/Kings or do we need to be gowned as usual :-)

  3. PLease come in fancy dress unless you're coming as Count Dracula, in which case the gown may come in handy;-))

  4. so formal as usual... no make up or fancy dress costumes?

  5. Fancy dress is fine for Saturday's Halloween formal.

  6. How about for Sunday?